An all-female unit has been active in arming and training Yazidi women before sending them to the frontline.
“The women I photograph have fought, survived, overcome or simply ignored the obstacles that life has thrown at them.”
Like many teenager girls, they love lipstick and navigate the teenage years with a daily dose of drama. However, thanks to an international program called Favela Street, these girls are able to become fit, tough and talented soccer players.
A worldwide youth video festival and contest is helping to provide a voice to girls and young women whose films act not only as creative expressions of their own realities and the oftentimes critical issues that they face.